Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Moving Forward Towards Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 700
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.